PhD, technician and postdoc positions in the Cluster of Excellence project "Microbiomes Drive Planetary Health"


The recently established Cluster of Excellence "Microbiomes Drive Planetary Health" unites microbiome research in Austria, bringing together 8 leading research institutions with strengths in many highly relevant areas of microbiome research, from the human microbiome to global change microbiology.

Our goal is to strategically link environmental, human, and methodological microbiome research to explore and understand fundamental principles of microbiomes across systems. This program is funded by the FWF Exzellenzinitiative excellent=Austria. The first, 5-year period of funding for "Microbiomes drive Planetary Health" begins in October 2023. 

We are looking for >30 postdoctoral research associates, >16 PhD students and >10 technicians to join our interdisciplinary research team at 8 institutions across Austria. We invite applications from excellent, curious, and open-minded scientists to develop their potential in one of 17 work packages, spanning environmental, human, and methodological topics.

Our doctoral school will serve as the hub of the training program in the Cluster of Excellence project for PhDs and postdocs alike.

Applications are open starting today!

Review of applications begins immediately after August 15th, 2023, and continues until positions are filled.

Details on the projects, positions, required qualifications, and application procedure can be found at